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NBC Today show expert Dr. Ruth Peters shares her best and newest advice for helping families restore order and keep the peace with proven, painless ...
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NBC Today show expert Dr. Ruth Peters shares her best and newest advice for helping families restore order and keep the peace with proven, painless methods that once and for all get your children to:
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In Laying Down the Law, you'll learn her 25 best laws of parenting that work with kids of all ages, from preschool to high school. Firm, but fair. Tough, but compassionate.
Dr. Peters's innovative approach to parenting will help you teach your children the values and discipline they need to succeed--and give them the love they need to thrive. Her straight-talking advice is easy to follow--and works fast to improve your child's behavior!
Teach Your Kids What Really Matters (See Law #1)
Turn Whining into Action (See Law #6)
Stop Their Bad Habits (See Law #7)
Go from Suspicion to Trust (See Law #12)
Turn Rudeness into Politeness (See Law #13)
Get Your Kids to Talk Openly (See Law #16)
Teach the Work Ethic (See Law #25)
Dr. Peters will take you step by step through the process of establishing your family values and choosing methods of discipline that will work best for your family. She'll help you identify what's really bothering your child when he acts up and show you how to tailor a rewards-based plan that will bring out your child's best behavior.
Ruth Peters thinks it's time to take a stand for your family and lay down the law. When you practice her 25 Laws of Parenting, you will get the peaceful, happy home life that your kids need--and you deserve.
Plus . . . smart ways to deal with common problems--from biting to tattoos, from drug and alcohol abuse to fear of school, from bullies to sibling rivalry . . . and much, much more!
About the Author
Ruth Peters, Ph.D., is fast becoming America's new voice for old-fashioned values and positive discipline. A clinical psychologist for more than 25 years, she has counseled families in need of new methods to control difficult behavior in children and teens. Dr. Peters reaches millions more families through her regular contributions to NBC's Today show and numerous other television appearances. She's a mother of two and the author of several books, manuals, and videos on parenting.
Posted November 6, 2002
The book is excellent, save one small point -Dr. Peters suggests that one of the consequences of childrens' bad behavior should be the threat of giving away one of their treasured toys/games to a CHARITY. For example, a parent should threaten that if the child doesn't do XYZ, they will 'LOSE' their favorite toy/game to GOODWILL (she additionally reiterated this in a TV interview on the Daytime show on channel 8 in Tampa, Florida on 11/6). It's hard to understand how she could reconcile this position. To equate Charities with punishments and consequences for bad behavior is about as short-sighted as it gets. Giving toys away to CHARITY should never be presented to any child as a negative consequence to anything. In the narcissistic world we live in, parents should be making every effort to teach our 'ME' generation progency the rewards of being charitable - of being generous and giving back to the community. Children should learn to associate charity with positive rewards. I'm hoping this is just an oversight (albeit, a major one) that she will correct in future books. Other than this, again, I think the book is incredible.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.